Thorkell Wallace “Wally” Johannson

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Thorkell Wallace Johannson
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MLA (1969-1973), MLA (1973-1977).

Born on 10 April 1936, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislative, representing the St. Matthews constituency, at the 1969 general election and was re-elected in 1973. He was defeated in the 1977 general election.

From 2006 to 2015, he was a member of the Manitoba Heritage Council, the senior advisory body on history and heritage matters to the provincial government, and was its Deputy Presiding Member for a time. Since 2007, he has chaired the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee for the Rural Municipality of Gimli which has prepared numerous books on the history of Gimli, selected municipal heritage sites, and installed commemorative markers. In recognition of his community service, he received a Lieutenant Governor's Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion (2018).


Members of the Legislative Assembly (living), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2022